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Defense Acquisitions: Improvements Needed in Military Space Systems' Planning and Education
NSIAD-00-81: Published: May 18, 2000. Publicly Released: May 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) approach to implementing the U.S. Space Command's long-range plan for expanding military space systems, focusing on the extent to which: (1) plans for expanding military space systems conform to national and defense space policies; (2) funding projections support planned military space programs and desired capabili...
Defense Acquisitions: Antiarmor Weapons Master Plan Does Not Identify Potential Excesses or Support Planned Procurements
NSIAD-00-67: Published: May 8, 2000. Publicly Released: May 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Antiarmor Master plan, focusing on whether it provided the data and analyses necessary to: (1) identify excess antiarmor weapons currently in the inventory or under development; and (2) support current acquisition plans.GAO noted that: (1) DOD's Antiarmor Master Plan did not identify any excess antiarmor weapons or...
Defense Inventory: Improvements Needed to Prevent Excess Purchases by the Air Force
NSIAD-00-5: Published: Nov 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed inventory the Air Force had on contract that was excess to current operating requirements.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force did not always cancel purchases that exceeded current operating requirements; (2) the Air Force cancelled contracts for $5.5 million of the $162.4 million excess inventory that GAO reviewed, but it could have cancelled more; (...
Defense Acquisitions: Challenges Associated With Implementing the Joint Tactical Radio System
NSIAD-99-179: Published: Sep 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) acquisition strategy and management plans, focusing on the: (1) status of the JTRS program, including DOD development plans; and (2) challenges program officials will face in implementing the JTRS acquisition strategy.GAO noted that: (1) the JTRS program is in a sta...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Lessons Learned System Could Enhance A-76 Study Process
NSIAD-99-152: Published: Jul 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) A-76 study process, focusing on efforts by DOD to: (1) improve performance work statements, including encouraging the use of standard templates; and (2) implement other efforts to improve the competitive sourcing process, as well as gather and disseminate lessons learned that could benefit the comp...
Satellite Control Systems: Opportunity for DOD to Implement Space Policy and Integrate Capabilities
NSIAD-99-81: Published: May 17, 1999. Publicly Released: May 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in integrating and improving its satellite control capabilities and in fostering integrated and interoperable satellite control within the government, as directed by the 1996 national space policy; and (2) determined whether opportunities exist for DOD to standardize its satellite control capabilities...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Progress Toward Meeting High Altitude Endurance Aircraft Price Goals
NSIAD-99-29: Published: Dec 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) High Altitude Endurance (HAE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program to determine whether the average flyaway cost for the Global Hawk and Darkstar HAE air vehicles will be within DOD's cost goal of $10 million.GAO noted that: (1) DOD does not expect to be able to produce Darkstar or Global Hawk HAE vehicles withi...
Defense Industry: Restructuring Costs Paid, Savings Realized, and Means to Ensure Benefits
NSIAD-99-22: Published: Dec 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on: (1) the six business combinations for which the Department of Defense (DOD), as of September 30, 1998, had certified that the projected restructuring savings should exceed associated restructuring costs; and (2) on a seventh combination, Hughes Aircraft Company's acquisition of General Dynamics' missile operations.GAO noted that:...
Defense Spending: Trends and Geographical Distribution of Prime Contract Awards and Compensation
NSIAD-98-195: Published: Aug 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the overall trends and geographical distribution of Department of Defense (DOD) spending between 1988 and 1997; and (2) defense spending in conjunction with each state's population and income tax contributions.GAO noted that: (1) the award of DOD prime contracts in the United States declined from $164 billion to $107 billion from 1988-1997; (2...
Defense Acquisition: Rationale for Imposing Domestic Source Restrictions
NSIAD-98-191: Published: Jul 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the basis for the domestic source restrictions imposed by Department of Defense (DOD) policy and by 10 U.S.C. 2534, focusing on: (1) DOD's policy for restricting procurement to domestic sources and the rationale for the legislative restrictions; and (2) the suppliers and manufacturing locations for items currently restricted. GAO did not assess oth...